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Pantsing and Plotting

When you sit down to write, you may grab a yellow legal pad, stare at the blank screen with the blinking cursor, or scribble notes on the back of a napkin at your local Starbucks. 443 more words

Writing Advice

Camp NaMoWriMo, here I come!

I love NaMoWriMo, but it was only last year that I discovered Camp NaMoWriMo. It was August, and I was struggling to get words in. It was an excellent motivator. 223 more words


Surprise: Going in a Different Direction

Back in 2013, I learned I was very definitely not an outliner. Here’s how.

I was participating in NaNoWriMo, writing Every Other Monday is Murder… 614 more words


The Devil in the Details

A while ago I took a workshop in which the presenter recommended writing a sentence summing up the purpose of each paragraph in a chapter just to make sure all the paragraphs were necessary. 582 more words

On Writing

Writing Wednesday: Marching On

March is rolling along pretty well. I’ve already written over 7700 words for the months. I’ve been hitting my word goal within, or right around, two hours. 787 more words


Plotting, part 1

Plotting 101

I’m currently plotting a short story/novella, using the same characters from the last 2 books I’ve written. I thought it would be fun to share my insane way of plotting.   676 more words

Writing Process

Less Complicated

The update?

I’ve been sick for the past week. Just a cold, but it’s sapped my productivity.

The one good thing that came out of it was realizing my WIP is way too complicated. 84 more words